Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

By Francis French

It was once a time of daring new know-how, ancient moments, and overseas jousting at the ultimate frontier. however it used to be additionally a time of human drama, of moments much less public yet no much less dramatic within the lives of these who made the golden age of area flight take place. those are the moments and the lives that Into That Silent Sea captures, a e-book that tells the intimate tales of the lads and girls, American and Russian, who made the distance race their very own and gave the period its compelling character.
 
These pages chronicle a assorted and riveting cavalcade of human tales, together with a glance at Yuri Gagarin’s harrowing adolescence in war-ravaged Russia and Alan Shepard’s enterprise buy at the American dream. It additionally examines the arguable profession of cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the 1st girl in area, and the awesome fight and supreme sadness of her American opposite numbers. It attempts to discover the reality in the back of the allegations that shadowed Gus Grissom and Scott chippie after which permits the reader to proportion the heart-stopping suspense of Alexei Leonov’s near-fatal first area stroll. via dozens of interviews and entry to Russian and American legit files and relatives files, the authors convey to existence the reports that formed the lives of the 1st astronauts and cosmonauts and ceaselessly replaced their international and ours.
 

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Space Shuttle Challenger: Ten Journeys into the Unknown (Springer Praxis Books)

By Ben Evans

This booklet information the tales of Challenger’s missions from the issues of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew and knew her and the managers, technicians, and floor team of workers who designed her and nursed her from humble beginnings as a structural try out article into probably the most able Shuttles in NASA’s carrier. Challenger veterans, together with Gordon Fullerton and Vance model, describe their stories and the diversities among Challenger and her sister ships. the advance of Challenger herself is explored intimately, together with her layout, improvement, development, and education for missions.

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Second Chance

By David D. Levine

Chaz Eades is at the venture of an entire life - the 1st to an alien sun procedure some distance past our personal - and it's a one-way journey. while he learns that touch with Earth has been misplaced, he desires to aid reestablish conversation. however the commander insists on technological know-how first and speak to later, the team is inexplicably adverse, and Chaz reveals himself painfully remoted. quickly he realizes that there's a mystery on the center of the crew's problems that's a lot greater than any he can have imagined. All bets are off, and he's certainly not ready for the project he faces now: survival.

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The Warlock in Spite of Himself

By Christopher Stasheff

Welcome to Gramarye the place witches, warlocks, elves, and gnomes are actual; the place a spoiled girl-queen and a military of teenybopper witches and ragtag beggars conflict an overpowering strength of insurgent knights and time-travelling anarchists, for the way forward for the main particular, and maybe most vital, planet within the galaxy.
this is often what cynical, hard-bitten intergalactic undercover agent Rod Gallowglass faces whilst he and his robotic horse Fess, try and deliver peace and democracy to this magic-ridden Renaissance-age society. Rod s venture is threatened at each flip through anarchists, communists, and double-dealing royalists enjoying vicious political energy video games. issues are made even worse while Rod's complex know-how will get him classified a warlock inspite of his consistent denials. aid comes from the main unforeseen assets while he meets an historic ghost, the King of the Elves, and the main strong witch in the world.
this can be sword-and-sorcery with a witty, edgy, wry twist.
The vintage technology fable novel by means of Christopher Stasheff involves lifestyles in eleven hours of dramatic audio, that includes famous narrator Dennis Regan, and a whole cast.
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Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 6: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

This is quantity 6 of Planets, Stars and Stellar structures, a six-volume compendium of recent astronomical learn, masking topics of key curiosity to the most fields of latest astronomy. This quantity on “Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology” edited through William C. Keel offers available overview chapters on Galaxy Morphology, Elliptical and Disk Galaxy constitution and sleek Scaling legislation, big name Formation in Galaxies, The Cool ISM in Galaxies, The impact of surroundings on Galaxy Evolution, Clusters of Galaxies, lively Galactic Nuclei, huge Scale constitution of the Universe, Distance Scale of the Universe, Galaxies within the Cosmological Context, Evolution of lively Galactic Nuclei, The Intergalactic Medium, and Cosmic Microwave heritage.

All chapters of the guide have been written by way of working towards execs. They contain adequate historical past fabric and references to the present literature to permit readers to profit adequate a few area of expertise inside of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to start on their lonesome functional study tasks. within the spirit of the sequence Stars and Stellar platforms released through Chicago collage Press within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, every one bankruptcy of Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms can stand by itself as a basic evaluate of its respective sub-discipline, and every quantity can be utilized as a textbook or urged reference paintings for complex undergraduate or postgraduate classes. complicated scholars astronomers of their roles as either academics and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar structures as a entire and pedagogical reference paintings on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

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Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest

By J. McKim Malville

Archaeoastronomy is a self-discipline pioneered at Stonehenge and different megalithic websites in Britain and France. Many websites within the southwestern usa have yielded proof of the prehistoric Anasazi’s severe curiosity in astronomy, just like that of the megalithic cultures of Europe.

The authors describe the astronomical alignments on the recognized websites of Chaco Canyon and Hovenweep and current new facts, in accordance with fresh box paintings of alignments at Yellow Jacket, Chimney Rock, and Mesa Verde.

Drawing at the archaeological facts, ethnographical parallels with old pueblo peoples, and mythology from different cultures all over the world, the authors current theories in regards to the which means and serve as of the mysterious stone alignments and architectural orientations of the prehistoric Southwest.

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Who Built the Moon?

By Alan Butler

The authors of Civilization One go back, bringing new facts in regards to the Moon that may shake up our international. Christopher Knight and Alan Butler learned that the traditional approach of geometry they offered of their past, leap forward examine works as completely for the Moon because it does the Earth. they discovered a constant series of integer numbers that they could follow to each significant point of the Moon; no such trend emerges for the other planet or moon within the sunlight approach. furthermore, Knight and Butler came across that the Moon possesses few or no heavy metals and has no core—something that are supposed to now not be attainable. Their persuasive end: if better existence basically built in the world as the Moon is strictly what it really is and where it truly is, it turns into unreasonable to hang to the concept the Moon is a usual object—an suggestion with profound implications.
 

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